Each year, in the days leading up to the Gala Dinner and Public Tastings,

the Winnipeg Wine Festival features a number of exciting WineDown Events

– this year is no exception.

Tickets for these events are limited and sell out quickly, so avoid

disappointment and purchase yours today.

CALIFORNIA CRUISIN' Monday, May 1 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg – 350 St. Mary Avenue

Take a journey through California’s magnificent winegrowing regions and unique grape varieties. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to interact with the winery representatives, gain knowledge, insight, and experience Cali!

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MALBEC AND MORE WITH WINES OF ARGENTINA

 Wednesday, May 3 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Fairmont Winnipeg – 2 Lombard Place

Argentina is the fifth-largest wine producer in the world, yet many people are familiar only with the country's flagship varietal, Malbec. That's a shame, because Argentinean winemakers craft a wide range of excellent single-varietal wines, as well as complex blends. Industry insiders know Argentina as a go-to country for bottles that over-deliver for the price. Join us for this festival-style tasting including Malbecs and More from Argentina, and discover your next "Netflix wine", game day favourite, or special occasion showstopper.

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JACKSON TRIGGS MADE FOR CANADA

 Wednesday, May 3 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Fionn MacCool's – 1582 Regent Avenue W.

 

For Winnipegers, who think wine, food & music make a great night!  Experience wine & food through the eyes of a winemaker Dave Carson, the award-winning wine maker of Jackson-Triggs. Dave will take us through delicious wines paired with top notch, unique appetizers. 94.3 The Drive’s Tom & Kerri are hosting and will make sure everyone has a smile on their face. Come celebrate Canada with us!

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QUEVEDO FAMILY WINERY – WINEMAKER'S DINNER

 Wednesday, May 3 Reception 6:30 PM – Dinner 7 PM

Resto Gare Bistro and Train Bar – 630 Des Meurons St

The Kirouac family have served guests at the 103-year-old Saint Boniface Train Station since 1983.  We are a family run business and our family is proud to host Oscar Quevedo Jr from the Quevedo family winery, with a Winemaker’s dinner. The train dining car will be the setting for the journey to explore the taste of Portugal.  Oscar will introduce and tell our guests about the four premier selected wines from the Quevedo winery.  Our own multi award winning Chef Melissa Makarenko will pair an authentic Portuguese menu with the Quevedo family’s wines that will delight and conjure magical Mediterranean memories for many. We invite Manitobans to join us at the dinner to meet and welcome Oscar to Friendly Manitoba.

TICKETS $85 EACH – CALL CURTIS OR LINDA AT 204-237-7072

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CULMINA FAMILY ESTATE WINERY and TANTALUS VINEYARDS

 Friday, May 5 12 PM – 2:00 PM

Capital Grill – 3116 Roblin Blvd.

Capital Grill’s Chef Wayne Martin and the team are proud to host two of British Columbia's top wineries, CULMINA FAMILY ESTATE WINERY and TANTALUS VINEYARDS. A 4-course meal will be created to showcase these premium wines. We look forward to having you join us in this celebration of Canada.

TICKETS $90 EACH – CALL SHAN AT 204-615-3116

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WORLD OF WINE Sunday, April 30 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

St. Charles Country Club – 100 Country Club Boulevard

Broaden your Winnipeg Wine Festival horizons in style with this fun event at the St. Charles Golf & Country Club.  Sample the culinary delights, by Executive Chef Takashi Murakami whom has over 35 years experience at the Club, during this walk about tasting while enjoying wines from across the globe.

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JOE'S ITALIAN WINE NIGHT Monday, May 1 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Bellissimo Restaurant & Lounge – 877 Waverley Street

Joe Aiello hosts an evening of the best of food and wine from Italy. This walk about event features top-notch culinary creations prepared by Bellissimo Restaurant & Lounge paired up with regionally appropriate wines. It is a tour through Italy without having to leave Winnipeg.

TICKETS $70 EACH

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Poplar Grove Winery WINEMAKER'S DINNER

 Monday, May 1 Reception 6:30 PM – Dinner 7 PM

Peasant Cookery – 283 Bannatyne Avenue

Join us in hosting Poplar Grove Winery’s head Winemaker Stefan Arnason for

a rare and interactive experience. Enjoy a six course dinner created by Chef Tristan Foucault paired with six of Poplar Grove’s world class wines.

TICKETS $95 EACH

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DISCOVER WINES OF CANADA Tuesday, May 2 7 PM – 9:30 PM

FEATURING Wines of British Columbia, BC VQA and VQA Wines of Ontario

Gateway to the Arctic – Assiniboine Park Zoo

The Wine world celebrates Canada at the 2017 Winnipeg Wine Festival with wineries across the country featured at this year’s theme event. Explore the selection, diversity and quality of Canada’s terroir-driven wines, highlighting the best of Ontario and British Columbia. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to interact with the winery principals and representatives, gain knowledge, insight, and experience the theme region.

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SANDHILL WINEMAKER'S DINNER – Hosted by Howard Soon

 Wednesday, May 3 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Inferno's Bistro – 312 Des Meurons Street

Join Howard Soon, Senior Winemaker from Sandhill Winery as he guides you through his impressive award winning VQA wines that will be paired with an elegant five course dinner prepared by Inferno's on Academy.

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